Definition of softbill in English:

softbill

adjective

Ornithology
  • = soft-billed.

noun

Ornithology
  • Especially in aviculture: any bird, especially a songbird, that has a bill adapted for feeding on soft foods such as insects and fruit. Contrasted with hardbill.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Griffith (1790–1858), naturalist. From soft + bill.

Pronunciation

softbill

/ˈsɒf(t)bɪl/